If these models inspire as much general enthusiasm as the film saga, the Herpa miniatures of the Air New Zealand planes carrying the special Lord of the Rings liveries will certainly end up as "Lords of the Wings". The first part of the film trilogy was nominated for no less than thirteen Oscars. The second part of the film version of the fantasy novel written by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien notched up the most successful film start of all times in December 2002. On the other hand, the film cost almost 300 million euros, earning it another record as the world's most expensive film as well. The mammoth film was shot in 150 locations in New Zealand. Director Peter Jackson, who lives in New Zealand's capital of Wellington himself, had found the ideal landscape for the fantasy world of Middle-earth in his own backyard. Air New Zealand knew how to profit from this great success, and has figured as the "Airline to Middle-earth". On that Boeing 767-300, the loving couple of Aragorn and Arwen poses amidst majestic scenery.